Information Technology Courses at Trocaire

IT skills are in demand and employers are hiring in Buffalo.

The Trocaire College Technology Institute is making a difference by helping people transition to new careers in IT leaving behind dead end, low paying jobs.

Your investment will result in a big opportunity, opening new doors to a rewarding career in IT. No previous IT experience is required. Trocaire program partners include TechBuffalo, New York State, United Way of Greater Buffalo, Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Development Consortium, 716 Ministries, ACCES-VR, and others.

 

Cyberdata ClassesIT Career Jump Start Program (Online)

The IT Career Jump Start program is an online, instructor-led program designed to prepare participants for new career opportunities in Information Technology. No prior IT experience is required. This 200-hour,12 week program covers three areas: basic internet security, foundational IT concepts and terminology, and in-depth training in the skills necessary for a help desk or tech support position. Each of the three areas lead to internationally recognized IT certifications. Students who earn certifications may apply to convert certifications for up to 11 college credits in Trocaire’s Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity program.

Trocaire instructors provide coaching and guidance to prepare you for the certification exams with the goal of having you earn the CertNexus CyberSafe, CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ and CompTIA A+ certification exams. Earning the A+ certification validates the equivalent of 9 to 12 months of hands-on experience in the lab or field in a help desk, service technician or IT support front-line capacity.

Students may also receive as part of this program the Work-Readiness Skills training offered in partnership with 716 Ministries and the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County that begins on February 18th for four weeks. This program is also online, and instructor-led over 24 online class hours.

Qualified Applicants may receive funding from the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Development Consortium to cover the program cost of $6,658.

Students will receive as part of their program fees:

  • 200 hours of Live, Online Instructor Led Class
  • Certification Exams
  • Eight (8) Sessions of Work Readiness
  • Career Coaching & Mentoring
  • Employer Networking
  • Additional Start Dates to be Announced

March 2021 Cohort
March 15-May 25
6PM-10PM
Monday-Friday

 

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Information Technology ClassesIT Career Reboot Program (Online)

The IT Career Reboot Program is designed for someone with little to no experience in Information Technology, and helps you earn the knowledge, skills and abilities to start a new career in a high-demand field. As you progress through the 36 week program, you have the opportunity to earn multiple certifications which validate your skills to an employer. Students who earn certifications may apply to convert certifications for up to 27 college credits in Trocaire’s Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity program.

The first 12 week session of the 36-week program is designed to (1) dispel the preconceived notions that you have to be a computer whiz or a math guru to start a new career in IT, and (2) prepare you for an entry-level help desk/tech support position.

The second 12 week session builds on session 1 as you explore operating systems and cloud technologies along with a significant focus on networking. Skills and certifications earned here will prepare you for a network support or network administration position.

The third and final 12 week session teaches you server operations, Linux and the foundations of computer security. Skills and certifications earned here will validate to an employer that you are ready to enter the fastest-growing field in IT: Cybersecurity.

Qualified Applicants may receive funding to cover the program cost of $19,974 from New York State.

May 2021 Cohort
May 31, 2021-March 3, 2022
6PM-10PM
Monday-Thursday

Students will receive as part of their program:

  • 600 hours of Instructor Led Class
  • 11 Certification Exams
  • Eight (8) Sessions of Work Readiness
  • Career Coaching & Mentoring
  • Employer Networking
  • Full Funding Available for Qualified Applicants
  • Additional Start Dates to be Announced

 

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Hands on experienceIT Career Exploration Course (Online)

Looking for a new career path? Trocaire College offers this four week, online, instructor-led course designed to prepare participants for new career opportunities in Information Technology. The course uses CompTIA’s IT Fundamentals curriculum and includes an opportunity to earn an industry recognized certification upon completion. All course materials and certification fees are included. Adults who are looking to change careers and find out if a career in IT is right for them are encouraged to take this course.

Students will receive as part of the $2,500 program cost:

  • 40 hours Live, Online Instructor Led Class
  • Course Materials
  • Certification Exam
  • Eight (8) Sessions of Work Readiness (Optional)
  • Career Coaching & Mentoring (Optional)
  • Employer Networking
  • Dates to be Announced

 

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Career Outlook

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, more than 546,000 new IT jobs will be added over the next seven years with a median annual salary of $86,320.

The employment rate for Computer and Information technology occupations is projected to grow 12% from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.

In recognition of its efforts to help those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic transition to new careers in information technology, Trocaire College was recently presented with an Innovation Award by CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the global technology industry. Trocaire is one of 12 organizations recognized by CompTIA during its recent Partner Summit. More than 1,500 people from 70-plus countries participated in the online event.

CompTIA’s Innovation Award recognizes partners for their response to the pandemic and their commitment to continue to train to CompTIA courses and certification as they prepared students for careers in information technology (IT).

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